The Weekly Diversion

Technology and Driving

The Weekly Diversion!! A staggering 70% of drivers ages 18 to 29 text while driving, and 50% surf the internet. In 2011 at least 23% of auto collisions involved a cell phones. It Can Wait is a campaign running where drivers can take the pledge to not text and drive and help spread the message, […]

Frozen or Fresh?

The Weekly Diversion! Did you know frozen orange juice is better for you than premium not-from-concentrate juice? Because the frozen concentrate is made from the WHOLE fruit it contains more of the potent anti-oxident found in the orange rind. Added bonus: Not only is it better for you, it’s less expensive!

Easy Calorie Reducing Ideas

  The Weekly Diversion! Small changes can make big differences! Start with these little substitutes. Use non-fat plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to save 44 calories an ounce. Great for Mexican and Italian recipes! Substitute flavored vinegars (balsamic, raspberry, rice vinegar, etc) for salad dressings and marinades. 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar has […]

Door to Door Deception

The Weekly Diversion! Door to door sales are making an unwanted comeback! The Better Business Bureau has reported an increasing number of complaints about door-to-door sellers. If you really want to open that door, remember that any legitimate salesperson will be willing to give you time to make a decision – they will leave you […]

Cell Phone Contract?

The Weekly Diversion! The American Customer Satisfaction Index  shows that customers are unhappy to miserable with the big contract carriers. The result? An increasing number of cell phone users are switching to no contract carriers. They are trading the discounted phone cost on the contract plans for more expensive phones with lower monthly service charges […]

Home Safety!

Home Safety! Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years because they lose their sensitivity.  

Sick Day?

The Weekly Diversion! Don’t fake it! A recent survey shows that almost 30% of employers check up on sick employees to ensure that they’re really home sick…14% actually drive by the employee’s home!

What you wear? It matters.

The Weekly Diversion!       You are what you…wear? Recent studies show that “dress for success” isn’t just an empty idea.   In a study by researchers at Kellogg School of Management, people who wore a doctor’s white coat spotted more differences between similar pictures than people who wore the same coat but were […]

Think Outside The Box

The Weekly Diversion! Firms are starting to offer unique perks to keeping employees motivated. Unusual perks include rock climbing walls (Clif Bar), scuba certification (Chesapeak Energy), stipends for international travel, races, and competitions, and even a slide at the Google center in Zurich!

Mind Over Matter

The Weekly Diversion! Physical practice is the best technique to improving your golf game, but studies show mental practice can improve your game as well. Mentally playing a round of golf  will help improve your focus and result in a more beneficial outcome than doing nothing at all. Let the day dreams begin!